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Time Management

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Transcript of Time Management

OBJECTIVES
Recognize the benefits of time management
CONSTRUCTIVE GROUP GUIDELINES
Allow space for different ideas
MAKING TIME

We each have
168
hours in a week!


HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR TIME?
WHY TIME MANAGEMENT?
Helps you prioritize- time is limited

TIME MANAGEMENT
TIME WASTERS & BAD HABITS
Time Wasters
Social Media Sites (Facebook, Twitter, Etc..)
Games (Computer and Phone)
General Internet Surfing
TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Create a Long term Schedule (semester) - includes fixed commitments

TO-DO LIST EXAMPLE
1. Laundry
2. Read Psychology Textbook page 67-79
3. Walk Dog
4. Review for Sociology Quiz Tomorrow
5. Coffee With Sam
6. Law Lecture (11:45-2:30pm)

24 hours in a day

Divide day into three 8 hour chunks
8 hours- sleeping/ relaxing
8 hours of school and study time
8 hours personal time/ part time job

Try applying this to one week of your schedule!
MAKING YOUR TOOLS WORK FOR YOU
When you set goals for the day/ week, make them specific and clear. Example: “
read pages 22-25 of Psyc text book and make summary notes
” instead of “read psyc text”



MAKING YOUR TOOLS WORK FOR YOU
Study boring/ difficult subjects
first



THE PERFORMANCE CURVE
Daily:
Maximum performance:
8 am – 12 noon
Lowest performance:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Another increase:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


THE CURVE OF FORGETTING
TIPS
Block study time and breaks
WHAT NOW?
Pick one or two strategies you learned today that you will use in the next two weeks.

Why did you pick these strategies?

ACADEMIC SUPPORT
THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK!
REMINDERS
Attend
FIVE
Learning Skills workshops and you will get CCR certified!
Useful Apps
Get more done in less time
More quality work
Keeps you on track
Forces you to do things you might not like- discipline
Helps you meet deadlines
Bad Habits
Bad Routine
No Schedule
Create an Intermediate Schedule (weekly)- break down larger tasks into smaller tasks
Prioritize items on intermediate schedule
Create a “To Do” list (daily)- what you need to do each day
Use your waiting time- you can accomplish a lot in one hour
Give yourself a deadline and keep your goals in mind
Reward yourself!
When you accomplish your goals for the day, give yourself a reward
Plan Breaks
- plan an intense block of study time and then a break or switch to something else
Hourly:
Maximum concentration:
first 10 minutes
Average:
10-45 minutes
Lowest concentration:
45-60 minutes – time for a break
Review notes and readings before AND after class
Use your free time wisely
Identify resources to help you
Postpone unnecessary activities
Achieve small goals
Prioritize your assignments
Plan weekly reviews
Dedicate a study space
Discover strategies & methods to reduce/eliminate time wasters & how to kick procrastination
Recognize time wasters & bad habits
Evaluate how your time is currently spent
Recognize the value of setting priorities
Have fun!
Stay open-minded
Let people take turns
Give attention to speaker (turn off phone etc.)
Be a good listener – don’t interrupt
8-HOUR MODEL
International Students: get your Passport to Success stamped!
REFERENCES
“ About Education: Fundamental Concepts of Forgetting and Learning.” (2012). University Of Waterloo. Accessed from: http://frank.itlab.us/forgetting/



Video: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=VUk6LXRZMMk
https://www.rescuetime.com/
You have enough time if you
manage
your time well!
Backwards planning--and Humber can help!
http://www.humber.ca/assignment-calculator/
Don't beat yourself up when things don't go according to plan
“The 8-Hour Day College Time Management Schedule.” (2012). University Of Central Florida. Accessed from: http://www.wpi.edu/Images/CMS/ARC/8-Hour_Day_College_TM_Schedule.pdf
“Why Is Time Management Important.” (2012). Career Success For Newbies. Accessed from: http://www.career-success-for-newbies.com/why-is-time-management-important.html
RescueTime
Evernote
Wunderlist
Remember the Milk
30/30
Do you have any favourites you would like to share?
Your turn! Let's build your schedule & to-do list!
*Consider using different coloured pens/highlighters/markers to differentiate your different roles (
work
/
school
/
social
/
study
/etc)
What's your procrastination style?
Perfectionist
Dreamer
Crisis Maker
Worrier
Defier
Slacker

Overdoer
Penn State University, 2015. Procrastination Palooza
Sample Schedule
Don’t forget to check out our other workshops:

• Time Management
*
• Study Skills
*
• Presentation Skills
*
• Memory and Concentration
• Effective Reading
• The Art of Note taking
• Exam and Test Preparation
• Group Dynamics
• Ready, Set, Research!
• Cite it Right: APA
• Money Management
• Stress Management

*
=workshop is also available online at humber.ca/learningresources

For Peer Tutoring and Learning Skills Workshops, visit:
3rd floor of the LRC (North)
WEL 105 (Lake)
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